I absolutely love the versatility of acrylics and am so pleased to finally be reacquainted with mine after a period of nearly 12 months storage whilst we moved house.
My first painting 'back in the saddle' was inspired by a magical moment from the evening before in the little copse outside my house.
Experiencing a hot spell of weather we were walking the dogs later than usual and the light through the trees as the sun went down was just beautiful! I took a video which captured the midges flying in the sunlight and then used it to inspire this little study in colour and light the following day. However, it was hot so I took my canvas outside and pitched up in the shade.
The heat is always an issue with Acrylics as it makes them dry so quickly. This is great on the canvas if, like me, you are a fast painter, but not for the palette where you can very quickly lose the colour you have just spent ages mixing as it dries solid!
I have found a few tricks that help to keep my acrylics useable in such situations and I am happy to share them with you here in this free downloadable print off sheet.
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